The Meridian Star
Elizabeth Christian Miller and James Ray Warren Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4 p.m. The poolside ceremony was held at the bride's home, with The Very Rev. Edward O'Connor, dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson, and the Rev. Brian Ponder of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Meridian officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Judie and Ronnie Miller of Meridian. She is the granddaughter of Edith Harper and the late Preston Earl Harper, and Mildred Miller and the late J.R. Miller.
The bridegroom is the son of Rachel and Ray Warren of House. He is the grandson of Arcola and W. M. Alexander and the late Mattie Sue Benson Alexander of Philadelphia, and the late Carrie and Henry Warren.
Music for the ceremony was provided by David Benson.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a custom-made diamond white taffeta gown with lace embroidered with metallic accents, crystal beading and sequins with a chapel-length train. She wore her mother’s amethyst and diamond ring, and carried her great-grandmother’s handkerchief embroidered with lavender flowers. She carried a bouquet of green and hot pink hydrangea, dusty-pink spray roses, seeded eucalyptus and lavender mascaro, hand-tied with dusty-rose satin ribbon.
Attending the bride were Amanda Broome, Ashley George, Lisa Moulds, Candice Myatt, Leia Neal and Tiffany Watson. Erica Williams, daughter of the bridegroom, and Alley Moulds served as junior bridesmaids.
Emma Mae Watson served as flower girl. Graham Thomas Vaughan served as ring bearer.
Bridegroomsmen were Andy Bailey, Timmy Breazeale, Jamie Johnson, Jack Madison, Rich Miller, brother of the bride, Nathan Tolbert and the father of the bridegroom.
Special guests and scripture readers for the ceremony were the bride's godmothers Emily "Ripple" Huth of Monterey, Calif., and Rhonda Yates of Ocean Springs.
Tiffany Miller, sister-in-law of the bride, greeted guests upon arrival. Program attendants were Dr. Kimberly Vaughan of Oxford and Amanda Yates of Washington D.C. Rhonda Bailey, sister of the bridegroom, and Tina Bailey served as reception attendants. Kay Reich directed the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents entertained their daughter and son-in-law and guests with a reception. Music was provided by Greg Cartmell and The Blues Messengers.
After a honeymoon on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the couple is at home on their new farm in Little Rock.